Go there on holiday.  spend your money with small local businesses whenever possible, rather than large multinationals (although even that helps – they still employ Greeks). Your tourism is a form of resistance. You will have the time of your life while helping a nation brought to its knees by international monetary interests.

I just got back from 2 weeks in Portugal’s Algarve. So, how did it feel to take a vacation in a country that is suffering so badly in the Euro zone meltdown and is basically broke? Slightly weird, is the answer. Portugal’s financial crisis began as part of the world financial crisis of 2007-08, and continues as part of the European sovereign debt crisis. With the population being told to expect more and more sacrifices to try and avoid another bailout. Unemployment is currently at 17.6% and there are approximately 932,000 people without jobs. Thousands of graduates and skilled people…

When I was first approached to partner with RBC, I couldn’t understand what the fit would be from the perspective of an interior designer.  I was directed to RBC’s Your Future By Design website, which I found to be a very interesting part of design I hadn’t really thought of before.   The philosophy they’re espousing suggests you should really think what the picture of your retirement will look like, not how you’re going to finance it.  Start going crazy with your dreams, your hopes and your wishes and then figure out what you can financially support afterwards.  Thinking about how long you’re going to…